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Aderholt Statement on the President’s State of the Union Address

February 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the follow statement regarding his hopes for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this evening: “The President’s speech tonight focused too much on his desire for gun control, increased government spending and decreased illegal immigration enforcement,” said Aderholt. “While I look forward to seeing the […]


The female praying mantis RIPS OFF THE MALE’S HEAD during sex!

February 13, 2013

Often, the male will try to initiate courtship in secret (technically rape, but in his defense, there’s a good chance he’s about to become someone’s lunch). If detected, the female will kill him and eat him, often by ripping off his head mid-coitus. Upon being decapitated, the male mantis will reflexively tense up and start […]


Senate Passes Legislation to Streamline State IT Services

February 12, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Two bills that streamline the state’s IT functions passed the Alabama Senate today. The proposals are part of the Legislature’s 2013 agenda aimed at reducing the size and cost of state government and could potentially save $30 to $60 million a year. Senate Bills 116 and 117, sponsored by Senator Phil Williams (R-Gadsden), […]


Martha Louise Jenkins Mann – Obituary

February 12, 2013

Martha Louise Jenkins Mann, 86, of Florence, passed away February 10, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 10am at today Wednesday February 13, 2013, at Greenview Funeral Home with the service at 11am in the funeral home chapel.  Ronnie Pannell will officiate. Burial will be in Tri Cities Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Mann was born in Florence and was a […]


“Muscle Shoals” documentary comes home February 27

February 12, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – The critically acclaimed “Muscle Shoals” documentary that captivated audiences at the Sundance Film Festival will premiere to its home audience as part of The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival. The feature-length film, which was directed by Greg “Freddy” Camalier, traces the history of Muscle Shoals music through the people who created it. The […]


Big news from Florence-Lauderdale County Tourism

February 12, 2013

FLORENCE – After several years of dreaming about a beautiful, new Visitor’s Center, the folks at The Tourism Board are right at the cusp of a new day. At this week’s monthly meeting of the Tourism Board, it was announced that the project, which actually came in at a lower cost than anticipated, is about […]


An unmanned yacht was discovered drifting off the coast of Australia; the engine still running and a meal set to be eaten.

February 12, 2013

The 3-man crew was nowhere to be found though! The Kaz II left Airlie Beach, Australia on April 15, 2007. It was bound for Townsville and then on to Western Australia. On board was the yacht’s owner, Derek Batten, and his neighbors, Peter and James Tunstead. On April 18th, a helicopter spotted the boat floating […]


Alabama Exports Hit New Record at $19.5 Billion

February 11, 2013

 MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday announced that Alabama exports closed out calendar year 2012 at a record-breaking total of $19.5 billion in the value of goods exported, an increase of 9.36 percent from the 2011 total.    The State moved to 22nd in the nation for total dollar exports during 2012 while ranking 25th in 2011.   “This […]


Leighton Police arrest alleged car thief after high speed chase – Colbert County Sheriff and Alabama Highway Patrol assist – NEW PHOTO

February 11, 2013

Leighton – A Tuscumbia woman was arrested by Leighton police this morning after a high speed chase. 33-year old Andrea Johnson of Spring Valley Road was taken into custody after she allegedly led Leighton, Colbert County Sheriff Deputies and Alabama Highway Patrol vehicles on a high speed chase. The incident took place about 9:00 AM. […]


Preservation or Conservation?

February 11, 2013

MONTGOMERY-The words “preservation” and “conservation” are often used interchangeably. This may be because the term “preserve” is often associated with food, as in preserving food through canning or freezing. Sometimes landowners assign the name preserve to the family land that they hunt, fish and use for recreation. Let’s look a little closer at the true […]


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